Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

More radishes harvested today. :)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Clear as the eye can see

there is no snow! So I planted tomatoes and peppers today. Grape, Roma, red, yellow, orange, green bell peppers. I'll get pics and the proper names of them tomorrow when I put the last bits of mulch in the patchways. I am happy to say that there is only one raspberry bush that hasn't sprouted new leaves though. Unfortunately some of the strawberry plants don't look so well. I am not sure if it is lack of water, or too much water and wind from a storm we had last week. I think maybe the latter since they were fine until the day after the storm. I'm going to take tons of pictures and post them at the board and hopefully get some advice though. I hope I can salvage the ones that don't look so good.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nice haul

for a first harvest. Woot! I love me some peppery radishes. They are so delicious.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Long overdue update

Wow I have been so busy the past three weeks. This will be a quick update until I can get pictures uploaded. I have everything planted for this year, except for the tomatoes and peppers which will go in hopefully this week.

Our crops & their current states:
  • Basil

  • Marigolds, sprouting

  • Edamame, sprouting

  • Rainbow Carrots, sprouting

  • Assorted letttuce, growing nicely

  • Purple Onions, growing big

  • Green Onions, almost ready for harvest

  • Little Marvel Peas, growing well, no signs of peapods yet

  • Assorted Radishes, harvested one, various stages, ready to harvest some today

  • Chives replanted, have some that are growing in the wrong squares due to wind or something

  • Cukes, sprouting

  • Nasturtiums

  • Big Max Pumpkins

  • Strawberries, some have flowers, some doing okay, some barely hanging on. Only one or two have kicked the bucket out of 48 plants. Not too bad!

  • Raspberries, 7 out of the 11 planted have gorgeous new leaves and the others are getting plenty of water and sun, so we will see what happens with them. The ones without new leaves are the bigger ones so maybe it just takes them longer.

I also participated in a swap with some of my sewing and crafting friends. I'll try to get a picture up of all the stuff I made since I have been extremely neglectful of my artistic side lately. Although, there is something very artistic about being outside in nature.

Oh, I almost forgot. Mother's Day weekend we got a dwarf Elberta Peach tree, a Silver Maple tree and a Red Oak tree. The oak is in the front yard and the other two are in the backyard.